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crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
. >> those are the big questions in this neighborhood. on the street alone, there have been three houses hit by fire since december. this one was destroyed and has now been rebuilt. in all, there have been 10 fires. neighbors wonder when that law " run out. >> -- when bad luck will run out. >> it could be a disaster. >> evidence of arson has been scarce so far. no arrests have been made. >> you feel at night since the first fire. it seems like when you go to bed, you feel insecure. you do not feel like you are safe. >> just a few moments ago we saw a group of investigators in a house in the neighborhood questioning somebody that came out with evidence. they ask that we not show them on television because they are under cover. they declined to comment but there is a desire to catch whoever is behind these fires before somebody gets hurt. >> the washington humane society is offering a reward to find a person who shot an innocent dog. he was shot last week behind his family's southeast washington home. she is now recovering at home. they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to t
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
? >> ramifications everywhere. why is the president pushing for that big deal when they can't seem to agree on any deal. >> reporter: the president sees this as an opportunity to get something done, make a significant debt in the deficit. it doesn't get any easier down the road but peggy and daniel, everybody in washington has their eye os on the political calendar. next we're is the presidential year and every member of congress is up for re-election. it would be a lot harder if they did a short-term deal and do it all over again. the president doesn't want it to happen before election day and doesn't want a lame duck congress to deal with this. much better if they can get one that goes through early 20134 but at this point it's impossible to just get a deal. >> you heard him emphasize let's get this done, why delay the pain. abc's karen travers, thank you very much. >> the summer is here and the living ain't easy. blistering heat with nearly two dozen states under advisory or warnings. >> many shot into tripleigits shattering more record highs and the drought in texas and oklahoma is so severe r
and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic breakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we answer the home stretch of a political showdown during which the entire economy which affects all of us is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and speaker. >>> we begin oversdaes where we're just beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage and opened fire at everyone in sight and for many the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. norway is a tiny, tiny country, the place where they hand outut the nobel peace prize. this m
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
games were released. a popular music service called spotify a very impressive. >> a big deal to have access to 15 million tracks. that's a huge collection of music. it's pretty much anything you want to hear that you can play on demand with good sound quality and it's free. >> there's a $10 per month version that allows users to extreme content directly to their mobile devices. those are your "tech bytes." >>> 5:19, 67 degrees. >> said that is all more traffic this morning and that maybe it was harry potter. >> i know. >> they were coming from the harry potter premier. >> you will not see any delays like yesterday. that was a nasty rush hour commute. first, we have another beautiful friday on the way. low humidity, comfortable temperatures. look at annapolis, just a few clouds. no rain in the forecast today in court tomorrow or sunday. if your travel plans take it to the mountains or the delmarva beaches, looking good. 69 degrees at reagan national airport in this hour. george washington university, 69. 54 degrees in wintergreen. rehoboth beach, 63 degrees in delaware. temperatures i
on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement to extend th
with another big change. brianne carter joins us live from arlington with details. >> metro riders are no strangers to metro track work on the weekends. rather than single tracking they will use a new approach. they will have shuttle buses are round the work that is being done. metro officials said this will help them complete the repair work faster. this weekend starting at 10:00 here at the east falls metro station, there will be free shuttle buses. that will happen from the station to the west falls the church station. this is the first of a series that will happen for the next 12 months on the weekend. the goal of the new track work is to get the work done faster. metro officials say this will allow the trains to operate more normally outside this war zone. the inconvenience of your customers. this will allow them to get those ntsb recommendations done 18 months sooner. this will last for the next year on the weekend. it starts tonight at 10:00. on the weekend of august 6 and 7, bus service will be between bethesda and rockville. there will be work on the blue and yellow line a
rising star sent to the hospital. how governor chris christie is coping. >>> tigegewoods makes a big announcement about his future. >>> what if there is a debt default? today the treasury department outlines what will happen at its meeting in new york with 20 of the largest banks which often buy government bonds. bloomberg reports if there is a default, treasury will give priority to making interest payments to bond holders. the u.s. debt crisis is again weighing on asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei average lost 68 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 81. in london the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow fell 62 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 1.5 points. >>> while ford can't make enough of its focus to make demand, ford is flying in parts from europe but it's not enough. the focus was the company's top-selling passenger vehicle last month and there are waiting listfor the car. >>> traffic at starbucks is back up to prerecession levels as its customers who tend to be a little more affluent visit more often. the company reported a big jump in profits ye
and the runners cut down to third intending to advance, blue jays win big. >>> rangers taking on marinersrs no score until this, josh hamilton, solo stroll, the 12th of the year. 1-0. now fast forward to the bottom of the eighth, holland took a no-hitter and chone figgins changed that. kennedy lifts one to the big field game set, match. holland complete game, rangers win, 5-0. that'll do it for us. but don't forget for the latest on the sports scene check out the highlight express. until then, i'm cole wright. >>> up next, down to the wire. word of major progress in the nfl lockout just days before training camps are set to begin. >>> more on our top story, a collision between airliners late last night. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and n
from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big box with their latest venture, streaming movies online. the worl
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no other injuries. the cause is under investigation. >>> following two big developments in the showdown over the debt crisis. president obama will against the to the nation about his interest and during a news conference this morning. the president met with top congressional leaders last night. the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell called its a good session, but there's still no deal. abc 7 will carry the presidential news conference live. you can watch it on abc 7 at 11:00. >>> another credit agency is putting pressure on lawmakers to get their act together when it comes to raising the debt ceiling. >> and google continues to impress wall street. let's go to linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york for business news. >> good morning. let's begin mistress of google. they reported sales that exceed analysts' projections. the company has been pushing into a mobile and display advertising. more than 10 million users have signed up for its google plus service. we will get quarterly results from citigroup. moody's put pressure on lawmakers yesterday if to come up with a solutio
legend willie mays was also there. >>> san francisco leads the national league west and open up a big series against the phillies tonight. as for last night's baseball we get highlights from espn news. >>> i'm aneesh shroff with this espn news update. we begin in the bronx. the yankees and mariners. seattle, on a 15-game losing streak and, boy, did not look fromomhe get-go. mark teixeira, two-run shot to deep left. his 27th of the year. yanks take a 2-0 lead. in the third, got a little captain in you. derek jeter, opposite field, fourth home run of the year. yanks go on to win 10-3. the mariners have now lost 166 n a row. >>> the red sox enter play, three-game lead on the yanks in the a.l. east, 14th inning against the royals. pops it up. but gets the run home. kansas city would get an insurance run in the 14th then soria gets the final three outs. royals take it, 3-1. >>> twins and rangers. opener of a four-game set, bottom one, michael young with two on. peace. three-run shot, 3-0, texas, young, 3 for 5, kinsler's turn in the third. another three-run homer. 4 for 6, four ribbies. 9-
and humidity are making a return appearance. >> we will still a big difference later this afternoon with daytime highs well into the 90's. even warmer tomorrow. it has dropped to one degree at reagan national, now 76 degrees. the latest heat advisory is expanding into and indiana and ohio. by this time tomorrow, we may be talking about heat advisory is for this area. code lauren spierer quality today, so try to take it easy. satellite and radar is clear. a beautiful sunrise in 10 minutes or so. we will look for plenty of sunshine throughout the day and may be a rain shower across the potomac highlands and shenandoah valley. 90-95 for this afternoon. it will feel more like 100. at night, a 60's to mid 70's 8. mid to upper 90's tomorrow with a heat index of 105. wjla.com for abc 7 weather. first, let's check out the traffic with lisa baden. >>> things seem to be moving nicely. interstate 70, 95 in and out of baltimore, and virginia traffic looking good as well. 66 and 95 are waking up and heading into the beltway. let's check out this camera in springfield. they have reopened the ramp
but viewers still love it even to this day. the reruns are a big hit. decades later on cable tv. >> a classic moment. >> i hate to laugh at that but it really was. marcia, marcia, marcia! >> these shows did illuminate these struggles teenagers had, albeit in this semi-perfect way. sherwood schwartz died yesterday of intestinal infection, he was 94 years old. >> what a career. he definitely gave a lot of us a lot of joy watching those shows. i think a lot of people consider florence henderson to be america's mom, mrs. brady. >> the characters wind gilligan's island, we talked about how it was a social microcosm, looking at how people of different backgrounds had to get together to figure things out. i would consider myself the professor. >> you would be the perfect professor. >> i think you'd be ginger. >> are you a ginger or a marianne? everybody knows what that vernacular means. >>> take a look at your forecast here now. heat advisories from texas and across much of the southeast. thunderstorms in new orleans, montgomery, and miami. hail and 80 mill an hour winds from kentucky to colorado. h
with your debts. august 2nd is the big date that's looming. perhaps a temporary fix is not going to do the job to delay the payment. >> the president a amant he is not going to extend that august 2nd date. we'll have to see who gives here because there's got to be a compromise. >>> world leaders are condemning a deadly terror attack in mumbai that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more. three coordinated bombs tore through the city's busy financial district during the evening rush. so far there's been no claim of responsibility. indian officials blame the attack on terrorists with links to pakistan. >>> the british phone-hacking scandal has spread to the u.s. capitol hill lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdock's papers tried to get phone numbers of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdock to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of fortune, rupert murdock has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own skyb. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
round up enough votes to p ps it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of us will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everybody. >> absololely. >> keep an eye. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man has turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains how he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on t t chicago board of trade t
the flames out and no one was hurt. >>> crews are on the scene of two big water main breaks in southeast washington at this hour. one of the six-teen-inch water main breaks broke last by. >> when i came home last night it was bubbling industry. dc water was here. it was not near a store or manhole cover. -- it was not near a sewer or manhole cover. i had no water this morning that of the brakes may not be fixed until 8:00 tonight. the roads are closed up in those areas so you can expect traffic diversions and delays. >>> is another picture perfect day outside but will the temperatures start to climb for the weekend? steve rudin has details and a first look at our forecast. >>> enjoy the weather today because things will start to change as we move into the weekend. winchester is at 77 degrees and reagan national airport is one degree warmer and 79 degrees in fredericksburg. high pressure is now just about to move off the coast. once that happens that will signal a change in air mass and things will start to heat up and it will become much more humid outside. changes are on the way with da
on the wednesday morning. satellite and radar, we're watching a few areas of showers. a familiar pattern with big bundles of thunderstorms over the great lakes and moving south. it will stay away ilk -- well west of the metro area. there we go again low to mid 90's, with the moisture level feeling somewhat warmer. at least 100 at times. tomorrow, it could feel up to 111. only worse up in the friday, up to 114 degrees. not much relief on saturday. wjla.com, your home for weather. blogs, updated forecast online. the. webcast. punch it up whenever you want. that is the very latest. >>> very busy morning on the road. oscar wilson with more on that. >> wheaton area, close between randolph and arcola, a lighter closer than reported earlier due to a water main break. watch out if you're heading down that stretch. let's take you now to maryland, where we have a report of a closure -- debris in the roadway at 70 and montrose road. exercise caution. that is your traff [ carrie ] i rememr my very first year as a teacher, setting that goal to tocome a principal. but, i have to support my family so how d
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